Summer Favorites

It’s September 2011 on Crete and the island is winding down to slow motion again.  It’s been a beautiful summer of milder temperatures and sunny days.  As we bid farewell to summer days I remember my the simple things that make summer so memorable here.  What’s my favorite thing?  Let’s start with the sea, the sea, the beautiful sea…..

Hidden Cove

Morning swims across Stavros cove…

Morning at Stavros Cove

Early Saturday morning coffee at the quiet harbor in Hania…

Hania port

Early evening strolls on Kalathas Beach…

Evening on Kalathas beach

Mr. Richard’s Saturday morning waffle breakfast and kid coffee on the back terrace…

Waffle breakfast with friends

Grilled vegie and fresh fruit dinners on the front terrace…

Terrace dinner

Mmmmm – and the abundant fresh produce…

the Laiki (farmer's market)

that make the BEST Greek salads…


The beauty and fragrance of all the flowers…

Oleander blossoms

Music events at the Artemis (…

Jammin' at the Artemis

Wednesday night Blue Beach picnics…(Richard is sand challenged)

Blue Beach picnic

Evening swims after the hot afternoon sun melts into the sea…

The no-brainer daily wardrobe – a pair of sandals and a sundress                              (swimsuit optional – just kidding… no… really..)

fancy summer attire

The sunrises…

Sunrise over the hills

The sunset swims out to Kalathas island…

Sunset over Kalathas

The full moon over Marathi…

Full moon over Marathi beach

It all adds up to one wonderful summer together on the island  – which ranks second only to those stellar Colorado blue sky, crisp morning, brilliant starlit night sky summers back home!


About Melanie A Crane

Quote: "The best journeys ask questions that in the beginning you never thought to ask." (Anon) Here's my journey: Enjoying my short life on this earth one moment at a time by being intentional with God, family, traveling, cooking, gardening, Colorado living and all the perks that come with it, playing guitar, listening more and talking less. I've discovered that both cooking and travel can be messy at times but the risks can have some amazing results. The same goes for life lived with passion.
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